In a word—yes! An electric toothbrush does the hard work for you, removing much more plaque than a traditional, manual toothbrush. And with so many different types and features available, it’s easy to find an electric toothbrush that suits your specific oral health needs. In today’s blog, our Apex dentist explains some reasons why you should consider buying an electric toothbrush.
Easier to Use
To use an electric toothbrush, you only need only guide it along the surfaces of your teeth. This is much easier than scrubbing back and forth, and many people with arthritis or similar conditions find using a power toothbrush less painful to use. Electric toothbrushes may also help children brush their teeth more effectively.
Better Plaque Removal
Multiple independent studies have shown that electric toothbrushes remove more plaque and reduce gingivitis more effectively than manual brushes, in both the short and long term. Results are especially positive with brushes that have a rotating, oscillating action.
Superior Technology and Features
Some electric toothbrushes are even able to help you improve your brushing habits. Hi-tech toothbrush features may include:
- Various brushing modes designed for sensitive teeth, whitening, or gum-massaging
- Pressure sensors which gently signal when you’re brushing too hard
- Timers which help you keep track of how long you’re brushing each quadrant of your mouth
- Digital reminders that it’s time to replace your brush head
- Multiple brush head compatibility, so you can choose which kind of bristle design you prefer
We encourage all our clients to consider switching to an electric toothbrush, because we almost always see a remarkable improvement in the oral hygiene of patients who do. If you would like a recommendation for a particular style or brand, just ask us during your next dental cleaning, and we will be happy to help!
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